The next foe for Serena Williams doesn’t have the kind of resume to suggest that she can challenge the star as she seeks the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.
Even before Serena Williams set foot in the stadium on Monday, her path through the U.S. Open to a true Grand Slam became easier thanks to losses by other top women.
Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open took place, Serena Williams offered her analysis. “It’s not anything simple or easy to go through,” Williams said.
If Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open, which starts on August 31, it will be her fifth straight major title and the first calendar Grand Slam by a woman since 1988.
It’s more obvious than ever that Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have really distanced themselves from the rest of the elite in tennis.
The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.
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Williams matched Evert’s total of six U.S. Opens and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78.
Serena Williams appeared in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kenepi 6-3, 6-3 on Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight U.S. Open title.
Playing doubles for the first time since her odd, three-game appearance at Wimbledon, Serena Williams teamed with older sister Venus to win a match at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night.